Tag: Canterra Seeds

Soybean School: Monitor seed size variation between varieties and seed lots

The race is on in many areas — and hopefully soon will be in others — to get this year’s soybean crop in the ground. It’s critical to make some pit-stops along the way to adjust the planter or drill for optimum performance, as covered in this Soybean School episode. Seed size can vary widely,… Read more »

Corn School: No second chances for hitting your population target

Planting season can be a busy, chaotic time, but not paying attention to details, such as variation in seed size, can be costly and impact yield potential for the rest of the growing season. “There are no second chances as it relates to population. What you put in the ground now is what will make your… Read more »

Glenn Wheat to Be Retired From Warburtons Program After 2017

The 2017 growing season will be the last year for Glenn in the Warburtons IP program. “After consuming ~250,000MTs of Glenn in our bakeries, we will no longer be contracting the variety in our program. Glenn will continue to be a CWRS option for growers outside of our program,” the company said in a statement… Read more »

Corn School: Counting Cobs While Singing a Country Tune

Growers in the east and west can both attest to the truth in Luke Bryan’s lyrics about rain and corn this year, but for different reasons. While drought-stressed corn plants in parts of Ontario have failed to produce cobs, the crop has benefited from plenty of moisture on the prairies. “I’ve always jokingly said — and… Read more »

Soybean School: Counting Pods and Plants to Make a Yield Estimate

It’ll be a few weeks before we actually know how this year’s soybeans are going to yield, but we can get a pretty good idea now, especially if we’re willing to put some time into building a good sample size for making an estimate. Dieter Schwarz, the new market development manager for corn and soybeans… Read more »

Canterra and Crop Development Centre Complete Deal for Pea Sales Into the U.S.

Canterra Seeds and the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre have finalized their arrangement for the distribution of CDC-developed pea varieties in the U.S. After winning the rights in an open-bid competition last year, Canterra — with its U.S. affiliate Meridian Seeds — and the CDC have been determining which varieties to include in the… Read more »

PRIDE Seeds and CANTERRA Seeds Reach Distribution Agreement for Western Canada

PRIDE Seeds and CANTERRA Seeds have announced a distribution agreement that brings the PRIDE Seeds portfolio of hybrid seed corn and soybean seed to CANTERRA Seeds dealers across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Stephen Denys, vice president of sales and marketing with PRIDE Seeds, says that research into earlier maturing seed corn hybrids and soybean varieties… Read more »

Canterra, AAFC and Alberta Wheat Commission Form $3.4 Million Wheat Breeding Partnership

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Alberta Wheat Commission and Canterra Seeds have announced a partnership to fund the development of new Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheat varieties at the AAFC Lethbridge Research Centre. A total of $3.4 million, with $1.2 million from the federal government, will be committed over five years to Dr. Harpinder… Read more »

Making Wheat a “Modern” Crop — Limagrain Looks at Opportunities in Canadian Wheat Breeding

French farmer co-operative Limagrain is looking to build its presence in the Canadian cereal seed industry following the announcement last week of an alliance between the fourth largest seed company in the world and Winnipeg-based Canterra Seeds. Limagrain and Canterra are partnering in a joint venture breeding company known as Limagrain Cereals Research Canada. Limagrain is also investing in… Read more »

Canterra Seeds and Limagrain Establish Limagrain Cereals Research Canada

Winnipeg-based Canterra Seeds and Limagrain were in Saskatoon, Sask., Thursday to announce the establishment of a new cereal breeding and development partnership, Limagrain Cereals Research Canada. The joint venture will be located in Saskatoon. Limagrain Cereals will bring “significant added value to western Canadian agriculture by developing new varieties of cereals, with a specific focus on… Read more »

FarmTech 15 — An Update on the Crop Variety Registration Evaluation Process

In 2013, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Canadian Grain Commission collaborated on an Options Paper to describe crop variety registration and identify possible changes. From August to November, an online engagement period allowed respondents to support one of four possible options. The first, “allow the flexibility inherent in the current VR system to emerge,”… Read more »

Passage of Bill C-18, Including UPOV ’91, Celebrated in Winnipeg

The federal agriculture minister, seed industry officials and representatives from various crop sector and farmer organizations celebrated the passage of Bill C-18 — the Agricultural Growth Act — at the head office of Canterra Seeds in Winnipeg on Friday. The legislation, which includes the implementation of the UPOV ’91 standard for plant breeders’ rights and changes… Read more »

New Canola Variety Shows Some Resistance to 5X Clubroot Pathotype

Canterra Seeds has announced it is going to be releasing the first canola hybrid with any level of resistance to the new 5X clubroot pathotype for planting in 2015. The new race of clubroot disease was discovered in a field north of Edmonton in 2013. Testing by Dr. Stephen Strelkov of the University of Alberta showed… Read more »

Canterra Seeds Receives Exclusive Distribution Rights for CDC Dry Peas in the U.S.

Canterra Seeds, a Winnipeg-based seed company, announced yesterday that it had successfully bid in an open competition for exclusive U.S. distribution rights for dry pea pedigreed seed varieties developed at the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre (CDC). “This relationship was built on our strong track record, both with the CDC and with US farmers,” said… Read more »

First Resistant-to-Fusarium Wheat Variety Available for Farmers This Fall

Farmers interested in growing winter wheat now have access to the first-ever winter wheat variety with an R rating to fusarium head blight. CANTERRA SEEDS announced today the official launch of AC Emerson winter wheat, with certified seed available to growers for fall planting in 2014. AC Emerson winter wheat was developed by Dr. Rob… Read more »